Bonjour, everyone! Welcome to another year of the thirty day media fast. I remember when I was an eighth-grader, I didn't exactly look forward to the media fast, because when you think about it, if you ask a teen today to give up all of their secular media, (I know you don't have to give up all of it, but still) than you will get some pretty crazy looks. Just talking about it at school brings up questions like, "Is this a punishment?" or "Oh... this is like Lent isn't it?" No, neither of those, but the fact that it even starts up conversations is a good thing. As the years progress, and society and its youth become more and more integrated into the world of media, it becomes so easy to be consumed by completely useless media. Yeah, I said useless. It's the truth. Anyways, even with experience, it's most likely going to be much harder than last year's or the years before that. Well, for me at least. So good luck to you all that are doing the media fast as well, and to the sponsors supporting and praying for us all. Thank you to you as well.
This year, the hardest part of the media fast for me to give up is going to be my music. It has always been the hardest part for me to give up, and will always be the hardest part for me to give up. The reason is because music has an emotional, psychological, and even spiritual effect on me that I can't even describe completely here, which is even more reason to give it up. I will also be giving up all other secular media that isn't school related. I will definitely be missing my books, and certain movies, but I still say my music beats them by far. I think that I will notice new things during this media fast even though I have done it five years before, because even though we try, we will never completely understand God, His plan, and the ways He changes us, even though that's what the world tries to convince us sometimes. So this fast is less of a sacrifice, than an opportunity to open myself up and let him work, even though I might think I have it all figured out.
What is a 30-Day Secular Media Fast?
What if the noise of godless media is drowning out the voice of God? Not all media is bad... but maybe the distraction away from God is making harder to hear and see God at work.
This is a journey of a group of high school students who have committed to take 30 days to focus on God through God-centered media. This includes TV, movies, books, magazines, smart phone apps, and many social media outlets.
Here, you can follow their stories, their lives, and their challenges. Feel free to leave comments and encouragement.